The Nameberry 9 by Abby Sandel of Appellation Mountain
Has the world gone mad?
The latest celebrity baby name to make headlines feels like more of a punchline. Most parents rule out names that fit a little too well with their surname, like Fox Hunter or Blue Greene.
Even though the new mom denied the rumor earlier in her pregnancy, it appears that Kimye has doubled down on the directional names, calling their new daughter North West.
At first glance, it seems absurd.
And yet, I’m drawn to the name North. Nickname Nori feels very wearable in our Nora/Cora/Eleanor moment.
I’ve defended Pilot and Apple, Suri and Romeo. This comment from Lyz Lenz at The Huffington Post sums it up perfectly: “… name diversity isn’t something to be feared, but embraced.”